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This Is the World: A Global Treasury

Written by Miroslav Sasek

  • September 9, 2014
  • Hardcover
  • Juvenile Nonfiction - People & Places - General
  • Universe
  • 8-11/16 x 12-1/4
  • $35.00
  • $35.00
  • 978-0-8478-4396-1

About This Book

INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 Finalist

A compilation of abridged versions of M. Sasek’s most popular children’s travel books. From London to Hong Kong, Sydney to San Francisco, readers will delight in this charming journey through the world’s great cities. With deft strokes of his paintbrush and a witty voice to match, master illustrator and storyteller M. Sasek captured the essence of the world’s major capitals and brought them to life for an entire generation of young readers. Now, more than fifty years later, those same readers are passing these stories down to their children and their children’s children, and Sasek’s This is series has officially reached iconic status. Collected here for the first time in one affordable volume are some of Sasek’s most beloved adventures. From Notre Dame in Paris to a trolley car in the hills of San Francisco, with stops for sausages in Munich and a yacht race in Sydney, this book takes children and adults alike on a whirlwind trip to some of the world’s greatest destinations. An inspirational travelogue that introduces readers to the art, architecture, music, food, and traditions of multiple cities and countries, This is the World is the perfect book for international commuters and would-be travelers of all ages. This anthology includes excerpts from: This is New York, This is Paris, This is Greece, This is London, This is Australia, This is Texas, This is Munich, This is Rome, This is Britain, This is Hong Kong, This is Israel, This is San Francisco, This is Edinburgh, This is Venice, This is Washington D.C., and This is Ireland.

About the Author

M. Sasek (1916–1980) was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is best remembered for his classic illustrated stories on the great cities of the world.

Reviews

  • "...when I'm at home, I like to get my travel fix through books. This illustrated journey through cities from London to Hong Kong is colorful, engaging, and the perfect "escape" when I've got only 15 minutes to make a round trip." -Martha Stewart Living

    “Czech illustrator Sasek’s whimsical drawings of the world’s great cities have enchanted children for decades. From New York City to Paris, London to Rome, this stunning “global treasury” features some of his best-loved work.” –Good Housekeeping
     

    “The most delightful and timeless images from 16 of his best boks are now collected in a single, fat globe-hopping volume, perfect to share with the kids in your life.” –Passport

    "Since 1958 kids have traveled the world through the whimsically illustrated This is book series by Czech-born artist M. Sasek, now curated in a single fabulous volume." -Entertainment Weekly

    “A compilation of abridged versions of M. Sasek’s most popular children’s travel books. From London to Hong Kong, Sydney to San Francisco, readers will delight in this charming journey through the world’s great cities. With deft strokes of his paintbrush and a witty voice to match, master illustrator and storyteller M. Sasek captured the essence of the world’s major capitals and brought them to life for an entire generation of young readers. Now, more than fifty years later, those same readers are passing these stories down to their children and their children’s children, and Sasek’s This is series has officially reached iconic status. Collected here for the first time in one affordable volume are some of Sasek’s most beloved adventures." –Grainedit.com
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